Since August reports of creepy clown sightings has been sweeping the country and now the sightings have touched Newport. Although there has not been any sighting of the weird carnival characters in the area the news of the many sightings throughout the US has raised concerns for Newport students.
Social media has run rampant with unsubstantiated rumors that creepy clowns were coming to the school on Friday.
A letter from the Newport School District and Newport Police was sent to parents explaining what is being done to ease concerns of the concerns of the students. In addition, the district is asking parents to assure children that the district is taking all concerns seriously and that the staff are working closely with the Newport Police Department to address the concerns. The district also asked parents to help prevent pranks by asking their children not to dress in clown costumes until the hysteria passes